A public servant is guilty of official misconduct in public office when, with the intent to benefit himself or another or to injure or deprive another of a benefit, he commits an act relating to his office, but constituting an unauthorized exercise of his official functions or knowingly refrains from performing a duty which is imposed upon him by the nature of his office. Official misconduct is normally a crime of the second degree
The circumstances under which a person can be charged with this crime are extremely varied. It could involve accepting bribes, speculating or waging on official action or information, disbursement of money or incurring of obligation in excess of appropriations or limit, deprivation of civil rights, or any pattern of official misconduct.
Our team of South Jersey official misconduct lawyers has significant experience representing defendants in these types of cases and other white collar crimes. One of our firm’s associates is a former career Prosecutor with very extensive experience in handling bribery and corruption cases.
Most importantly, Kahn, Gigliotti & Lehrfeld has the vast experience needed to effectively and correctly evaluate your options. Whether the resolution of your case should be a trial or a plea agreement, be assured that it is a decision which will be made intelligently and mutually.